Lycaena Fabricius, 1807

The "grouping" here is not based on any scientific principles, it's a guesswork based on how different taxa have been assigned to different genera before they were combined into Lycaena. --msa

Subgenus Lycaena Fabricius, 1807
Subgenus ?
The "thersamolycaena" species-group
  • thersamolycaena Verity, 1957 Ent. Rec. J. Var. 69 : 225, TL: Papilio dispar, Haworth
  • disparia Verity, 1943 Le Farfalle diurn. d'Italia 2: 21, 58 (preocc. Disparia Nagano, 1916), TL: Papilio dispar, Haworth
  • Lycaenidae thersamonolycaena [BRU2, 125]
The "thersamonia" species-group
  • Lycaenidae thersamonia ; [BRU2, 127]
The "phoenicurusia" species-group
  • phoenicurusia Verity, 1943 Le Farfalle diurn. d'Italia 2: 21, TL: Polyommatus margelanica, Staudinger [Polyommatus phoenicurus, Lederer, misid. type]
The "hyrcanana" species-group
  • hyrcanana Bethune-Baker, 1914 Ent. Rec. J. Var. 26 (5): 135, TL: Polyommatus caspius, Lederer
  • sarthusia Verity, 1943 Le Farfalle diurn. d'Italia 2: 20, TL: Polyommatus sarthus, Staudinger
Subgenus Tharsalea Scudder, 1876
Subgenus Chalceria Scudder, 1876
Subgenus Epidemia Scudder, 1876
  • Epidemia Scudder, 1876 Bull. Buffalo Soc. nat. Sci. 3 : 127, TS: Polyommatus epixanthe Boisduval & Leconte
  • Hyllolycaena Miller & Brown, 1979 Bull. Allyn Mus. 51 : 15, TS: Paplio hyllus Cramer
  • Hellolycaena Koçak, 1983 Priamus 3 (1) : 3, TS: Polyommatus those Guérin-Méneville
Subgenus Hermelycaena Miller & Brown, 1979
Subgenus ?
The "heodes" species-group
The "palaeochrysophanus" species-group
Subgenus Antipodolycaena Smart, 1975
  • Antipodolycaena Smart, 1975 The international bufferfly book: 274, TS: Lycaena boldenarum White


Unknown or unplaced taxa


  • Lycaena nigrescens Dubois, 1867 Arch. Cosm.: 259, pl. 12, f. 1-2, TL: Luchon

  • ?Cupido aricia ;


  • miegi Vog., 1857²



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